With #vanlife on the rise, here is our step-by-step guide on how to plan out an RV or camper renovation project with Spoak's design tools.
The RV and camper lifestyle is on the rise. According to Camper FAQs, RVs are a hit among Americans, with more than 11% of households owning a house on wheels. Wow! Many people find full-time RV living more affordable than renting a home or apartment. Whether you are a pro designer, a hobbyist, or just dreaming of the #RVlife, Spoak gives you the tools to create the perfect home-on-wheels you've always dreamed up.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how I planned out my design for my upcoming Southwestern glam-themed RV/camper project on Spoak:
To begin your design process, create a floor plan layout for your RV or camper. For this specific project, I chose to work with a 2013 Airstream Land Yacht floor plan that I located on the Airstream website. To start, you'll want to create a new project in Spoak, open up the floor plan (or room layout) modal, and set the scale for your floor plan by entering the width and length of the RV. Once you have the floor plan measurements in place, you'll be able to add furniture and other decorative items on the canvas completely to scale. You must enter the exact measurements of each item in the floor plan, as this will save you from worrying about whether or not things fit into your space later.
I like to make notes within my Vizi using the textbox function to add descriptors. Then, I use all of the design tools on the 'Canvas Settings, ' which will help to make the floor plan more functional and realistic for your final results. I added decorative details to my floor plan, like tile/flooring, artwork, and furniture, to help me bring it all together.
Here is a link to my Instagram reel, where you can see me starting to work through this process.
Once you've completed your floor plan, you can move on to creating a mood board to visualize what the space will look like! I like selecting the Editorial template in Viz, which allows me to drag and drop multiple images and get a clear vision of what style the space can feel, similar to a product board. For this project, I knew I wanted a Southwestern glam aesthetic, which you can see through these desert colors and textures.
After you complete this step, you can move on to setting up your budget in your Spoak project and begin picking out your products.
I like to start my design projects by selecting a color palette to work with and choosing paint colors. Spoak has a helpful Color Pal tool that allows you to create color palettes easily, and you can even import them to the side of your mood board to help you envision what your furniture and decor will look like against the updated color.
Once you've dreamed up the palette and vision, decide what budget you will be working with and set it within the Budget & Shop List feature. Spoak also has an awesome system that allows you to search for products within their feed and filter through them by price, color, design style, etc. The tool is helpful when you have a particular item in mind and want to have options quickly. For example, when working on an RV project, you'll want to source a few key things like furniture, throw pillows, flooring, wall hangings, decor, light fixtures, etc.
Once you have your budget set and your products selected, you can start designing your Vizi and bring your design vision to life. Spoak has room templates you can build completely from scratch or start from a template. For this design, I created a new room from scratch. I chose a warm color palette with mustard, green, and pink pops to keep in the theme with my Southwestern vibe. The pink adds a nice feminine touch to the otherwise neutral and calming living room.
Just like that, you've designed an RV with Spoak!
Photo Credit: (Left) Hunker
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